Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, 7 months ago

    Just agree to disagree….ergo problem resolved.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Republicans are now accusing the Democrats of trying to shut down the government.
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    Does that mean that Republicans think that shutting down the government is a bad thing?
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    And if they think it’s a bad thing, why did many of them run on a platform of shutting down the government?

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @braindead08

    Logic doesn’t work on the irrational.

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @AussieDownUnder

    Just agree to disagree….ergo problem resolved.

    Easy for you to say in upside down world!

  5. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Holbert is taking the mushy-mindless-moderate position that somehow both parties are equally to blame for a government shutdown or default on debt. The Republicans have had over three & a half years to pass bills to make the ACA more agreeable to their vision. They chose to pass over forty bills calling for repeal.

    The folks who voted for & the folks who financed the Tea Party are reaping what they sowed: a group of Congress members willing to shutdown government & default on our debt in order to advance their legislative goals.

  6. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    It’s not “everyone’s fault.” It’s the fault of screwball extremists from the lunatic fringe and a leaderless GOP that caters to them.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 7 months ago

    There was a report with video showing Republicans promising their supporters that they would shut down the gov’t. These promises were being made prior to the 2010 elections. Sadly, there are no conservative links confirming this though I can find over 12 with video from websites conservatives don’t trust.
    It looks like my wife will be off for the next few days and we can go six weeks without her receiving a paycheck.
    A lot of our neighbors aren’t so lucky, and those who are already unlucky, people who require gov’t services, are going to suffer. This is not honorable, moral, ethical, and it certainly isn’t “Christian”.
    But as long as I’M ok and have what I need, who cares about the rest of you.
    The problem is, I do care. I just wish Congress did.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 7 months ago

    The Founding Fathers tried to make it difficult to pass laws, so that stupid propositions would not become law.


    Of course, I don’t think they envisioned one party passing a law, and then, three years later, the other party refusing to fund the law (of course, they didn’t even know there would BE parties.)


    The Democrats say, ‘The law is passed. You don’t have the votes to repeal it. So you have to fund it.‘


    Not actually true under the Constitution.


    Early last week, most analysts thought Boehner was going to agree to the six-week funding bill passed by the Senate, since shutting down the government hurt the Republicans badly in the ’96 election.


    But the Republicans against the ACA have enough votes to remove Boehner as Speaker. So Boehner figured it was better to postpone disaster until ’14, rather than get himself voted out of the Speaker’s chair in ‘13. And anyway, one party or the other will back down in a day or so.


    Won’t they?

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, 7 months ago

    What did you expect when you have mental midgets like Obama, Reid, and Boeher running the show?

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, 7 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “The problem is, I do care. I just wish Congress did.”

    I’m sure the majority of Congressmen do care, but the tea party types, in their self righteous idealogical purity, refuse to compromise. Add in a President who refuses to negotiate and a Senate leader who won’t let anything he doesn’t like (and might pass) come up for a vote and Viola!. We find the miasma of the government’s rhetoric changing us to emulate them.

    I find it disturbing that so many that post in these forums are locked in their own self righteous idealogical purity and blindly place the blame (using much vitriol) on the ignorant opposition when there own position is based in ignorance. It is an extension of Congress’ attitude. Perhaps, if we changed or Congress changed, a renewal of civil discourse would occur.

    Yours truly,
    M5

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  12. mskemple

    mskemple said, 7 months ago

    @mikefive

    Like you said M5 our elected ones have made a real “meth” of things – and it is spreading like wildfire!

  13. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Maybe we should switch to a parliamentary system…you’d get almost instant accountability (like losing a vote of confidence), you’d also likely get much shorter campaign seasons (Germany’s recent one was only 6 weeks…look and and envy). Who knows? Maybe then our elected officials would actually have to work on governing?

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 7 months ago

    All praise Ted Cruz, the only elected politician who stopped his pay during the shutdown.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Ted Cruz, evil incarnate.

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